The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Did You Know?
Wing Cmdr. Gibson mentioned the "Tirpitz" as a possible target. This German battleship was later sunk, by 617 Squadron, using 6-ton "earth quake" bombs called Tallboys which were also designed by Dr. Barnes Wallis. See more
The Lancaster shown flying over the Derwent Reservoir is not a Dam Busters aircraft, in that it has bomb-bay doors and a mid-upper turret, both missing from the AVRO Lancaster Mk.IIIs Type 464 (Provisioning) aircraft used in Operation Chastise. See more
Flight Lt. J.F. Leggo, DFC
[Looks at his watch at dinner, before the raid
We've still got an hour. Let's go put our feet up for a bit before we change.
Flight Lt. H.B. Martin, DSO, DFC, AFC
Not a bad idea. C'mon.
Referenced in 24 Hour Party People
The Dam Busters
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